Alessia Cara, Lil Yachty & Twenty One Pilots Honored in Forbes' 2017 '30 Under 30' List

Alessia Cara in 2016
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Alessia Cara performs at  Y100's iHeartRadio Jingle Ball 2016 at BB&T Center on Dec. 18, 2016 in Sunrise, Fla.

On Tuesday (Jan. 3), Forbes announced its 2017 Class of "30 Under 30," a batch of diverse, young innovators in America -- including rising music industry stars and Billboard chart veterans.

Singer-songwriter Daya (19), R&B star Justine Skye (21), frequent Rihanna collaborator Bibi Bourelly (22) and Billboard’s Women in Music Rule Breaker honoree Alessia Cara (20) were among the young women recognized for their extraordinary achievements and unwavering grind. 

With 2016 being a formative year for the careers of Lil Yachty (19), “Panda” rapper Desiigner (19) and Grammy nominee Bryson Tiller (23), their recognition on the list marks yet another milestone for the hip-hop and R&B upstarts. Other hip-hop honorees included G-Eazy (27), Jeremih (29) and alternative R&B artist Gallant (25). The latter even covered the Chainsmokers hit “Closer,” from fellow 30 Under 30 musician Drew Taggart (27).

Grammy-nominated alternative rock duo Twenty One Pilots, comprised of Josh Dun and Tyler Joseph (both 28), as well as Charlie Puth (25) were also recognized as young leaders.

See the full 30 Under 30 list at


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